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Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress pleads guilty

BOSTON A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he tried to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever.

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